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Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia in Transboundary Water Resources Management

The surface and ground waters in the Kura river basin are the principal source of water for all sectors and users in both Azerbaijan and Georgia, including: industry, agriculture, hydropower, and municipal water uses. Potential over-extraction of surface and groundwater resources, uneven development rates and uncoordinated utilization of the shared natural resources represent challenges faced by both countries. In the framework of the UNDP-GEF Kura II project, the main principles of regional and national cooperation were introduced through the establishment of working groups to discuss water management issues and share data and information including water quantity and water quality within and between sectors. The main objective was to build strong ties between the main stakeholders in both countries and allow them to exchange views and share available data and information on transboundary water resources. The Kura II Project framework for transboundary water cooperation created a momentum and commitment to address relevant water related matters and generated tangible outputs. Joint meetings were regularly held in which status reports on water quantity and water quality were presented, data were exchanged and work plans and ToRs were discussed, determined and implemented.

6962: Advancing IWRM Across the Kura River Basin through Implementation of the Transboundary Agreed Actions and National Plans

05 Jul 2021

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Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia in Transboundary Water Resources Management.pdf